Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralSunday 16 April to Friday 21 April 2023
Sunday 1 October to Friday 6 October 2023

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.


Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuFriday 6 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride three narrow gauge steam railways.


Jordan: Steam, Petra & the Dead Sea

AmmanMonday 9 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’, Jordan welcomes travellers from around the world to explore its long history and ancient cities and landmarks. Enjoy steam journeys on the Hejaz Railway and see the wonders of Petra, Jerash and Madaba.


Ffestiniog Railway - Behind the Scenes

Palmerston crossing Snowdon Street - © Chris ParryFriday 21 April to Tuesday 25 April 2023
Friday 13 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

An access all areas tour of one of the most famous narrow gauge railways in Britain, if not the world. Travel the length of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways’ 40-mile track from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits to Blaenau Ffestiniog, surrounded by mountains and slate quarries. We step behind the scenes of the Ffestiniog Railway and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.


The Very Best of Australia

Kuranda Scenic RailwaySunday 5 November to Tuesday 28 November 2023

Embark on a rail adventure which showcases the very best of this diverse country - from vibrant cities to tropical rainforests. Journey through remote plains in luxury on board The Ghan and wonder at the kaleidoscopic colours of the Great Barrier Reef. Stopovers in Singapore and Bangkok break up the travel and provide a taste of Asian culture.


Christmas Market – Stralsund

Stralsund Rathaus - © Tourismuszentrale StralsundThursday 30 November to Thursday 7 December 2023

Well established in Ffestiniog Travel's tour programme is a visit to the German Christmas Markets. This year we head north to the Baltic coast resort of Stralsund. We visit a couple of steam railways in the local area as well as taking in the colourful and festive Christmas markets.


Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Train at Kleine Scheidegg station - © Victor Maschek/shutterstockFriday 22 December 2023 to Wednesday 3 January 2024

This popular, annual visit to Switzerland over the festive season is a firm favourite and guarantees a sociable Christmas with fellow travellers. A First Class rail tour through awe inspiring snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery. Includes journeys on the world famous Bernina and Glacier Express trains.


New Zealand Rail Adventure

TranzAlpineFriday 9 February to Wednesday 6 March 2024

A fabulous 27-day rail tour that covers highlights of both North and South Islands of New Zealand including spectacular rail journeys, scenic sailings and the unique opportunity to self-drive a RailCruiser! Truly a trip of a lifetime, enhanced by stopovers in Singapore and San Francisco to break up the travel.


Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 11 February to Thursday 29 February 2024

Join our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour. Includes privately chartered steam trains on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.


Snow on the Alps

Rhaeitian Railway regional train - © Swiss Travel SystemTuesday 13 February to Thursday 22 February 2024

Majestic mountains, breathtaking Alpine scenery and world famous UNESCO Rhaetian Railways journeys make this escorted winter tour unforgettable and truly special. Enjoy organised excursions or explore independently with a First Class Swiss Travel Pass.


Why Choose Ffestiniog Travel?

  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
  • Dedicated rail holiday specialist - great destinations, sightseeing and unparalled railway content
  • Train ticket supplier for worldwide rail operators - we can plan and arrange your rail journey to anywhere
  • Knowledge of the world’s rail routes makes us leading specialists in escorted and Tailor Made rail holidays
  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
  • Committed to supporting rail travel and heritage railways around the world
  • Our profits support the continued preservation of the famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
  • Small, dedicated rail holiday travel team offering an award winning personal service

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